Paris – San Francisco – NYC – Paris – Cabourg

Bonjour! It’s been a while, I haven’t posted since February. Did you miss me? I’ve busy traveling, teaching, writing… And of course: Taking pictures! I thought it was time to show you a few pics I collected over the past few weeks in Paris, San Francisco, New...

2017 in 100 Photographs

Wishing you all a beautiful end of 2017 and the most creative 2018! Thank you for your continued support. Valérie Jardin...

#DoSomethingForNothing NYC

I finally had the opportunity to spend a few days with Joshua Coombes, the founder of #DoSomethingForNothing, and document his humanitarian work on the streets of New York City. Josh is a young hairstylist from London who started giving free haircuts to homeless people during...

September 11th

Today is the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.  Anybody old enough to remember that horrible day can probably remember exactly where they were, and what they were doing, when they heard the news.  It was my generation’s...

New York Again…

I am spending almost as much time in New York as I am in Paris these days. Both cities are always a good idea and I could never get enough of them. I was in the Big Apple again in February to speak at the first ever...

My New York

My New York will always be more classic and black and white. I love New York almost as much as I love Paris. It’s almost as if the two cities are trying to compete with each other for my attention by carefully planting the right subjects...

Winter on the beach in Brooklyn

Visiting Coney Island may seem like a crazy idea in December but I had such a great afternoon there last week.  It takes about 90 minutes on the subway to reach Brighton Beach from Harlem, it’s all part of the experience! It was not very cold for...

New York City ~ My Other Love ~ Part II

Maybe another reason why I love NYC so much is because, like Paris, I see it mostly in B&W. But I don’t believe that photography should be all color or B&W. The photographer has to let the subject dictate the choice. Here are a few...

New York City ~ My Other Love ~ Part I

Paris is definitely my first love. I would never get tired of roaming its streets day in and day out, camera in hand. Today I must say that New York City comes close second, it has the incredible power to grab your heart and never let...